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Re: today....

Moved gravel for a path in my side yard shade garden.
Granddaughter's birthday was Wednesday, so I bought a small pickup load of
washed 3/8" minus gravel & a few buckets of washed sand and put it all on a
tarp in the backyard with her wading pools nearby and we had a "beach"
party. 7 of the 10 kids invited showed up & they had a blast. Hot dogs on
the Forman grill with chocolate milk & birthday cake.
So today, I moved the gravel off the lawn & onto the path. The sand in in a
pile for her to play in. I'm hoping the neighborhood cats will find that &
stay out of my window well. It's in a place I think she will ignore. If not,
I'll move it some morning before she's up & about. Also pulled a few weeds,
pruned some thorny roses that are encroaching on the path. 68 F, mild
breeze, brief shower & scattered clouds. Almost perfect gardening weather.
Stitches in my finger kept me out of the dirt for almost 3 weeks so it's
felt good to get a little sweaty.
 Now I'm going to put my feet up. Way too much salt for my puffy ankles this
Judy B
z 6 Idaho
----- Original Message -----
From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2005 10:28 PM
Subject: [CHAT] today....

> I have no idea how you folks deal with this heat! It is no where the same
> here in zone 5 than in lets say-- Pam's, Theresa, or Jims gardens.
> Ended up taking more breaks for water than working! Managed to fall into a
> window well and get bite by a spider... Geesh... gardening was just not
> meant for me today!
> Did get some things weeded, but decided against moving plants in this
> heat...
> What did everyone else do?
> Donna
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